Thursday, January 17, 2013

Aaron @ Track & Field

Last Friday Aaron's grade had track and field in the morning (man it was hot!).  I volunteered to help out and unfortunately I didn't realise that because of that I wouldn't get to see him do certain events.  So I asked a friend to take pics for me and she did awesome!  :-)

His first event was track - I can't remember the length of this race, but he came 2nd and was so excited!

Here he is crossing the finish line :-)  Yahoooo!!

With his ribbon
Running the relay race.

After they had finished the track they did the field events ... shot put, long jump and high jump.  He did high jump first and I only caught him out the corner of my eye for one jump.

Long jump.
And finally shot put which is where I was stationed.  Bit of a foul here buddy - way over the line!!  hahaa  This was the only picture I took of him and I didn't even realise he'd stepped over the line till I was looking at the photos when I downloaded them that afternoon!

Very thankful for friends that take great pics of my kids when I'm not able to be there to see them. :-)

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Back to Routine ...

Monday the kids started back at school.  3 weeks holiday sure seemed to go fast!!
I took this photo before we left the lift lobby ... Samuel excited, Maddison happy watching Samuel, and Aaron grumpy!  (mainly because I wouldn't let him wear his soccer boots to school!)  Ahhh ... life around here at the moment :-)

Lyndon bought me a "smart phone" in the weekend ... and I know it's much smarter than me!  But I am trying to learn how to use it.  I am LOVING the camera though!  I even know how to download them to the computer now (hehee) ;-)

So the pic above and this one of the kids getting on the bus were taken with my new phone.
Samuel also started at a new pre-school/child care centre.  He was so happy with the car that he jumped in, waved and said "bye Mummy"!  No tears, clingy-ness or anything (which is amazing for him at the moment!).  I waved back and said bye, blew him a kiss and walked half way to the gate and stood and watched.  He did a small circuit with the car, leant out the window and blew me a kiss, waved again and said "Bye Mummy"!  So I took that to mean I am obviously in his way so leave!  hahaa :-)
I left and went and did a grocery stock up at Tesco ... (took me nearly an hour to put all that away!!)

Had to share a couple of these pics.  Monday afternoon Samuel and I were waiting for Aaron and Maddison to come home on the bus.  Samuel had a little ball he was playing with and he kicked it (accidentally on purpose I think!) into the pond.  Then he fell in!  I didn't get a pic of that as I leapt up to make sure he was okay (he was!).
He was soaked to his armpits!  But that didn't stop him - it then became a game to throw the ball in and climb in the water and fetch it!!

Yet another change of clothes for the little darling.  :-)

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Beam Me Up ...

This morning we were up and away at 9am which is early for us on a Saturday!  We went and checked out the Science Centre as we hadn't been there for a while and they had a Star Trek exhibition on.

Lots of technology to play with ...
Aaron making a vortex.
A sealed maze that had ping pong balls and you opened little flaps around the sides to move the ball.  Kinda like compressed air I think.
 Studying atoms.
Maddison making a robot move.

Aaron's favourite ... a giant marble run.
Couldn't turn my back for a second though, because Samuel was off under the bars right in the middle of it trying to get a ball that had fallen out!!
You sat on these seats and pulled yourself up ... each seat had a different pulley ratios.  Maddison's was the easiest to pull up!
Upstairs there was the Star Trek exhibition.  We couldn't take photos inside.
But they took photos of us in three different places and we could purchase at the end for a generous fee!!  Here's one of us at the transporter deck :-)

After that the kids played in the playgrounds and we checked out other activities.

Feeding the dolphin foam balls :-)
Hi from the Mushroom house.
Helping the skeleton ride a bike :-) 
 Samuel thought this crane was wonderful :-)
Run like a hamster!
I could just see this happening!  Good job she thought it was funny!  :-)
It wasn't too hot outside when we finished so we went down to the outdoor playground.  It was pretty dirty and wet though.  Samuel got soaked.

The swings were connected by wire at the top, so when Lyndon went back, Maddison went forward.

So that concludes our holiday adventures!  Back to school on Monday for the kids.  

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Amusement Park Fun

This afternoon we took the kids to the Amusement Park at Bejaya Times Square mall.  These holidays we had planned to take them to LegoLand, but after doing some research on-line and checking other's reviews of it, I decided to give it a miss for now.  Main reasons were ... distance to travel (need to allow an overnight stay), car sick child, not enough shade while waiting in queues for rides, and it's stinking hot and if it's not stinking hot then it's raining, but still hot!  And interestingly enough most people that did reviews on LegoLand commented on the smelly toilets!  The place only opened in September ... doesn't bode well for the future does it!  

Anyway I decided I couldn't be bothered driving all that way to stand in queues being hot and sweaty and getting hotter and sweater dealing with hot and sweaty kids!  So we looked closer to home for a couple of things to do :-)

Yesterday we went to KLCC Aquaria which the kids loved.  Today we went to Times Square Theme Park.  The kids absolutely loved it, although Aaron was very disappointed he didn't get to go on the roller coaster that went all throughout the Park.  I for one was rather pleased actually!  The jolly thing seemed to go so fast and every time it went racing overhead my heart skipped a beat!  I don't think I would have coped knowing one of the kids was on it!  I looked at the reviews on-line for this too.  Was rather interesting.  Some left comments that it was a waste of time and very tame.  But for a theme park virgin, like myself, :-) I thought it was pretty cool actually.  Admittedly we didn't go into the area that was for teenagers and adults, but the little kids area was great.  It was tidy, the staff were pretty good with the kids and best of all there weren't any queues for us today :-)  (Oh and the toilets were clean!)

This was the view just before the ticketing counter.  You can see the orange roller coaster loops going all over the place!

Samuel went to sleep in the car on the way there, so we just transferred him to the pram and Aaron and Maddison did a couple of rides before he woke up to join in the fun :-)

Boat swing.

"Honey Bump Dodgem cars".  We wondered how the kids would get on with their lack of driving skills.  Maddison was on to it straight away and after Aaron got the hang of turning the wheel hard to the left or right to get out of a jam, he was away :-)  They both loved it.

Train ride through the kids part of the park.

Flying Bumble Bee.  The bees had a lever in them to push up to make the bee go high up in the air.  The first time Aaron got it sorted, but Maddison was so funny, she would jerk it up and down and it was like the bee had been drinking spirits rather than nectar!!  ;-)

Merry Go Round.  The first time I put Samuel on a stationary creature, but he didn't think that was very fair when he saw Aaron and Maddison going up and down!!  
Crazy Bus ride which went around in circles up in the air.

Aaron really really wanted to win one of these soft toys ... huh ... I'd like to meet someone that has!  It was RM4 for each turn and one turn gave you 5 throws.  If you got all the items where they were supposed to land you got about 5 points I think.  But the large toys were like 70 points!  Would have been cheaper to just go and buy the toy from a toy shop!  ;-)
They had one turn each and neither of them got any hits!  Aaron chose the ball toss into the coloured pipes and Maddison the coin toss onto plates.

Back to the dodgem cars again :-)
This time with Samuel.  There was a bit of a power struggle for the wheel heheehee  
Then they ran off some energy in the playground.

Samuel and I went on the jeep drive while the other two did something else.
He thought he was the king pin up the front of the jeep and in control of the steering wheel!!  (Oh and don't forget tooting the horn)  :-)
Samuel and Maddison holding hands on the swing :-)
About 4.30pm we headed back into the mall to look for some food.  We decided on a BBQ restaurant.  The kids had Angry Birds fish cakes :-)
 The BBQ chef :-)

And waffles for dessert :-)

Then we headed back into the theme park for another half an hour before heading home.

Love the glee on Samuel's face here :-)

Getting the kids to leave was bad enough, but things got worse when we got on the road for home! The traffic was a nightmare!  What would normally be a half hour trip took us well over an hour!  Insane!
The last stretch of motorway heading into our suburb!  5 minutes became about 35!

So that was our day :-)  The kids had fun and I'd definitely take them back.  I liked how you could go in and out of the park on the same day without having to repay.  

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